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Homemade fajita seasoning is easy to make with this simple 8 ingredient gluten free and whole 30 recipe. It’s perfect for steak, vegetables, shrimp or chicken fajitas!
I love making my own seasonings at home! It has so many benefits vs. buying store bought pre-made seasonings.
- It’s cheaper! Check out the bulk spice section at your local grocery store for spices at a fraction of the cost. The commercial size spices at Costco, Smart and Final or Amazon are also great for making your own seasoning blends. You can then make spice blends for an entire year at a fraction of the cost!
- You know exactly what’s in it! No hidden ingredients. No secret products that I can’t pronounce containing gluten or sugar!
- Making a big batch of your own seasoning blends at home means you always have them on hand.
When I met my husband, he lived on a cereal and fajitas diet most of the time. Needless to say, his diet has gotten quite the upgrade over the last few years! Even though I’ve incorporated a lot of new recipes into his weekly diet, he still loves his fajitas.
We make chicken fajitas, steak fajitas and veggie fajitas regularly for dinner. With this homemade Fajita seasoning, it’s easy to make any night fajita night!
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What is fajita seasoning made of?
How to store it
I store all of my seasoning mixes in half pint mason jars. You can double this recipe and it will fit perfectly in the half pint jars.
It’s really easy to change the amount of seasoning that you want to make. In the recipe card below, simply hover over the “servings” and adjust it from 6 tablespoons to 12 or 24, if you want to double or quadruple the recipe. The ingredients in the recipe card will automatically update based on the serving amount that you’ve selected.
The fajita seasoning will stay good in the pantry for up to 12 months. After that the spices start to get stale and lose their flavor.
Lucky for you, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to fall in love with this seasoning mix and you’ll be using it up in way less than a year! I know that I’m refilling a pint jar of the seasoning at least every 2-3 months in our house!
Is there a difference between taco seasoning and fajita seasoning?
The portions of spices are different in taco seasoning and fajita seasoning. In a pinch you can use them interchangeably, but I recommend making both to keep on hand.
The fajita seasoning contains more dried oregano and salt, with less garlic powder and onion powder than the taco seasoning.
How do you make fajitas?
Add olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add sliced bell peppers and onions, saute 4-5 minutes then add one pound of sliced meat or vegetables. Skirt steak, chicken breasts, shrimp or mushrooms all make delicious fajitas.
Add 2 tbsp fajita seasoning per pound of meat or vegetables with ¼ cup lime juice. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
Place the fajitas in tortillas or serve over rice for fajita bowls. For low carb fajita bowls, serve with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.
What goes good in fajitas?
My go-to fajita toppings are fresh sliced avocado and cilantro. You can also add cheese, sour cream, salsa or hot sauce.
Ways to use the seasoning mix
Try this fajita seasoning in these delicious recipes!
- Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls
- Chicken Fajita Burritos
- Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas
- Fajita Meatball Sliders
- One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
- Low Carb Vegan Fajita Bowls
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the spices together in a small bowl or mason jar.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- Store the seasoning in a sealed container in a dry, cool area, like the pantry, for up to 6 months.
- To make fajitas with the seasoning:
- Add olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat.
- Add sliced bell peppers and onions, saute 4-5 minutes then add one pound of sliced meat or vegetables.
- Note: Skirt steak, chicken breasts, shrimp or mushrooms all make delicious fajitas.
- Add 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning per pound of meat or vegetables with ¼ cup lime juice. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
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